[Program Twelve Boulanger’s Credo]

Program Twelve 
Boulanger’s Credo

In 1962, when Boulanger led the New York Philharmonic in a program featuring the world premiere of Virgil Thomson’s powerful orchestral piece A Solemn Music and Fauré’s beloved Requiem, the Carnegie Hall audience included Botstein, then just 15 years old.

Now, more than half a century later, Bard’s founder recreates this characteristic Boulanger coupling in Program Twelve, pairing it, as she did, with music by her sister: in this case, the hypnotic Vieille prière bouddhique for tenor, choir and orchestra, Psalm 24 and Pour les funérailles d’un soldat.


5 pm Performance

Andrea Carroll, soprano
Ben Bliss, tenor
Joshua Hopkins, baritone
Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director

American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Lili Boulanger (1893–1918)
   Pour les funérailles d’un soldat (1912)
   Psalm 24 (1916)
   Vieille prière bouddhique (1917)

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
   Requiem, Op. 48 (1887–1900)

Virgil Thomson (1896–1989)
   A Solemn Music (1949; orch. 1962)

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